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by marcusnieman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: reverb ST-80 can you guys let me know if you think genuine?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: reverb ST-80 can you guys let me know if you think genuine?

1977/1978 Springy's are considered first year issues for them. They are unique in that the early issues (up to mid year 78) had narrow neck plates which will not fit a serial number as you've shown. The serial numbers were inked on the bottom of the neck heel and the model number inked in the neck p...
by marcusnieman
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update and Pedalboards
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Update and Pedalboards

Looks nice! Sorry to hear about your work situation ......
by marcusnieman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: FA245 (ES175 replica)
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: FA245 (ES175 replica)

Not Tokai but I've had two Greco 175's - a burst and a blonde. Great guitars - big sound perfect for jazz or swing.
by marcusnieman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: DRY Z Crushers!!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 31656

Re: DRY Z Crushers!!!!

The open double creams look so nice in a Les Paul.
by marcusnieman
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Love Rock Case
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: WTB Love Rock Case

Wow.... I didn't know you had all of that available! Awesome!
by marcusnieman
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: DRY Z Crushers!!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 31656

Re: DRY Z Crushers!!!!

Since fawning about the Green Fazes, I'd since purchased a set of double cream Two's and put them into a 2005 Gibson Standard LP Faded and I can't believe how great they sound - I can see what Mitch was onto about them.
by marcusnieman
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

Gotcha..... surprisingly, there are a LOT of people in the states that are searching for quality made MIJ guitars because they realize the value and the workmanship against all of the non custom shop crap that Fender and Gibson are putting out. Myself, I'll never buy anything from them off the rack ...
by marcusnieman
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

HAMAMATSU wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:59 pm
8) marcus, you still get the usual in usa too lately?
Sorry Joe, don't know what you mean.
by marcusnieman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

I just sold my walnut Epi Elite SG - with the correct, non export headstock. Aside from the slim neck profile (which is not my personal preference), it was an outstanding guitar and great sounding. I'd put it up against any non custom shop Gibson.
by marcusnieman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chicago blues network.com
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: chicago blues network.com

Joanna Connor is a beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTHMXiTbssQ

Another great Chicago guitar player is Nick Moss..... here he is playing his Burny SG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2rDOMFVKbc
by marcusnieman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new
Replies: 15
Views: 1340

Re: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new

My 78 is exactly the same as this one - same color, same narrow plate with no serial number - instead it's inked on neck with it transferring backward in the neck pocket. Only difference that mine have the E stamped pickups: https://reverb.com/item/27474325-tokai-st-60-springy-sound-1978-w-hang-tag ...
by marcusnieman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new
Replies: 15
Views: 1340

Re: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new

Didn't the first year 78's have the narrow neck plate with no serial number on it - serial number stamped on the neck or pocket?
From the serial number, I'm guessing this is a 1980
by marcusnieman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "This Forum"
Replies: 23
Views: 7484

Re: "This Forum"

I still visit and read .... don't have much to contribute anymore that hasn't already been said. Getting ready to unload a bunch of guitars and amps. No gigs really .... have been playing maybe once every month or two. Truth be told, I've lost interest in storing and maintaining about 30 guitars and...
by marcusnieman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Tokai Springy Sound ST80
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

Re: 1982 Tokai Springy Sound ST80

The E series pickups that came with ST80's are excellent, lower output vintage p'ups. You may prefer a more modern higher output wind.
Yes, play it for awhile... put new strings on it, get a proper set up with intonation, string and pickup height, etc. You might be surprised.